Fourteen folks have been injured when an LPG cylinder exploded at a jhuggi in South Delhi’s Tigri, triggering a fireplace within the slum on Saturday night, the police mentioned.
Atul Kumar Thakur, deputy commissioner of police (South), mentioned whereas a middle-aged girl sustained critical burns, the accidents obtained by the others have been comparatively minor and have been both as a result of blaze or due to the collapse of some components of the ‘jhuggi’ wherein the blast occurred.
“We’re but to establish the identification of the injured folks. It’s nonetheless too early to say how critical the lady’s situation is,” Thakur mentioned on Saturday night.
The decision concerning the cylinder blast was obtained by the hearth division at 7pm and eight fireplace tenders have been dispatched to manage the state of affairs on the Jhuggi Jhopdi Colony of Tigri, mentioned Atul Garg, director, Delhi Hearth Providers.
The LPG cylinder blast had led to the collapse of some components of the one-storey jhuggi and the hearth had unfold to another close by shanties, the DCP mentioned.
“The hearth was rapidly doused and we eliminated the injured from the rubble and moved them to a hospital,” the officer mentioned.